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unhistorical:

…the Saints are displayed in a cathedral in Eastern Germany close to the Czech border and were acquired in the 17th century when there was a big trade in relics. They are said to be the remains of Martyred saints that were stored in the catacombs of Rome before being removed and traded. They were reassembled and dressed in their fine regalia and displayed in ornate cabinets.

Toby de Silva


Throne Room in the Royal Palace of Berlin destroyed in 1950. The Hohenzollern family used to live in this palace until the end of the German Empire.

Throne Room in the Royal Palace of Berlin destroyed in 1950. The Hohenzollern family used to live in this palace until the end of the German Empire.

nostalgia-germania:

The beautifully preserved oldtown of Hildesheim

Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany x


Abandoned Victorian Style Greenhouse, Villa Maria, in northern Italy near Lake Como. Photo taken in 1985 by Friedhelm Thomas

Abandoned Victorian Style Greenhouse, Villa Maria, in northern Italy near Lake Como. Photo taken in 1985 by Friedhelm Thomas

Shield of Henry II of France, France, ca. 1555.

The battle scene at the center is thought to depict the victory of Hannibal and the Carthaginians over the Romans in Cannae in 216 B.C., which here could be interpreted as an allusion to the struggle of France against the Holy Roman Empire during the sixteenth century. In the strapwork borders are the intertwined letters: H for Henry II (reigned 1547–59); C for Catherine de Médicis, his queen; and possibly also D for Diane de Poitiers, his mistress. Interspersed with the initials are crescents, the king’s personal badge and a reference to the moon goddess Diana and her namesake Diane de Poitiers.

Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany x

Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

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Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2014

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Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2014

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